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  • Dodging bears and fighting the Great Dismal Swamp wildfire

    Dodging bears and fighting the Great Dismal Swamp wildfire
    SUFFOLK — Fighting wildfires is dangerous — the skin-searing heat, throat-choking smoke and plenty of power tools. Oh, and don’t forget look out for the black bears. Roughly two dozen firefighters spotted a pair Monday afternoon near...
  • Smoke from Virginia fires invades Harford's air

    The odor of smoke from brush fires in a huge swamp near Suffolk, Va., blew into Harford County Saturday morning, and emergency officials say this could be an issue in the county for the foreseeable future. Around 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Harford County...
  • Smoke from Va. swamp fire reaches area

    Smoke got in our eyes — and throats and lungs — Saturday, courtesy of a wildfire in a Virginia swamp more than 200 miles away. Before afternoon rains cleared the air, fire departments in the Baltimore area reported numerous calls from...
  • How big is the Great Dismal fire?

    The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is on fire. According to the latest reports, the 8-day old wildfire has burned 5,700 acres. To put that into perspective, one acre is a football field, minus the end zones and 10 yards. The fire started...
  • Virginia wildfire smoke seen from space

     
    If you happened to be in Washington, DC Tuesday, or in Anne Arundel County as I was, you could smell what seemed like wood smoke in the air. It was smoke, and it was coming from a raging fire in southeast......
  • Dismal Swamp fire consumes more than 3,200 acres

    Dismal Swamp fire consumes more than 3,200 acres
    SUFFOLK — As Tuesday afternoon wore on in a rural section of southern Suffolk, the giant plume of smoke set off by a growing blaze in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge continued its gradual ascent into the Eastern sky, its colors...
  • Hit the road: Nearby attractions

    >Many destinations are within easy driving distance of Hampton Roads. Pack a cooler, fill up the tank and hit the road. 1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate army are still a...
  • Surry coal plant would make a bad neighbor

    Let's say your neighbor decides to build a contraption on his property that would shoot dirty air in your direction and contaminate your soil and water. And let's say when you object, your neighbor tells you to mind your own blanking business. This is...
  • The City of Chesapeake, Virginia

    Chesapeake, named after the Indians who once lived here, is a mix of suburban development, farmland, preserved forests and waterfront. It is the third-largest producer of soybeans in Virginia. About half the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is...
  • Proud to jump, live on the edge

    There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who think you can put people into two categories and those who know better. Well, consider me in the simplified, ADD-driven former group. My two groups: People who skydive and people who observe those...
  • Smoke from NC, VA fires reached MD

     
    As I left work Friday evening I could detect a smoky aroma in the air. And looking out from The Sun's garage on Calvert Street, I noted a pretty thick haze. Maybe you got a whiff of it too, on......
  • Kid-friendly fun places and things to do

    Looking for nearby things to do with the youngsters in your life? Here are some ways parents and grandparents can keep kids active, entertained and happy during summer vacation. BEACHES Huntington Park in Newport News Yorktown in York County...